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This week's Friday Night Is Music Night is on the theme of cities.

As ever, feel free to add more in comments. And feel free to include towns, villages, hamlets…
Daz

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When Josh's Hot Jive Five brought down the house at Jericho,
Were you there, Mr Ham, were you there?
Was it done with cornets or with trumpet, adagietto?
Were you there, Mr Ham, were you there?

Were you there, O Kenneth, were you there,
As the Babel-tower reached into the air?
When the Lord said "Bugger that!"
And made 'em all talk crap
Were you there, O Kenneth, were you there?

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On reading this "news" story, I got to wondering about the various gods, and what their election campaign promises would be…

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A Myth Is Born

She says:
What're we gonna say to my pa Joseph?
What're we gonna say to my dad?
He'll be very angry, I suppose, if
He works out that you'd already had
Me before he let us be betrothed. It's
Likely he'll be really fuckin' mad!

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The Old Man

It was freezing hot at just gone noon
When I saw the old man, by the light of the moon,
Trudging down the hill, 'til he reached the top,
Where he gradually came to a sudden stop.

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The Lord Of The dance

Another music post, in which I invite readers to add their own. A bit different, this one, though. Given this blog's main topic, we really should do one of those add-your-own-in-comments posts on the subject of religion. And, Gentle Reader, it seems appropriate to do it on a Sunday.

So, as usual, feel free to add videos on the theme in comments. Pro-religion or con, in praise or in refutation, hymns, whatever—all are welcome provided you think they're good songs as songs or are exceptional performances. (I've gone for a 50/50 split of pro/con, in the OP.) Just one caveat: no choir-singing videos ('cause: too easy) unless you simply have to add a particular song and can't find it in any other style.
Daz

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This week's Friday Night Is Music Night should be an easy one. The theme is songs with a named person in the title.

As ever, feel free to add your own in comments. I've gone with a definitely oldies-oriented selection meself (the latest number in the list is from 1972), but that's not intended as a hint or owt.
Daz

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More Bloody Hyperscepticism

Yet another case of "scepticism" being taken to ridiculous lengths. (Ockham's Razor, meanwhile, lies rusty and unused in the bathroom cabinet.)

I decided to launch a fundraiser because I believe what PZ Myers has done to be wrong. I do not know if the allegations are true or false but as a skeptic and a reasonable person who draws conclusions based on available evidence, I consider these allegations to be completely without credibility because no evidence has been offered and the allegations are coming from an anonymous source. This is not evidence, this is hearsay!

Dear hypersceptics,

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Dignity

One last breath
And then there's none.
I fear not death;
To all, it comes.
But in that bed
Please let me
Have a shred
Of dignity.
Hear my voice;
Let me be still.
Leave me choice
To go at will.

www.dignityindying.org.uk

Daz


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To the tune of Botany Bay

I sing of the fabled Sage of Broad Stair;
A man of less brain than a well-known bear.
When I say that his wisdom is second to none
I mean to imply a negative sum.

Singing toorali-oorali-addity.
Singing toorali-oorali-ay.
Singing toorali-oorali-addity.
To the Great Kentish Sage give wassail.

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